Tarot Prince Water, Odysseus
I selected a detail from my painting Odyssey for the Prince of Cups, the wily Odysseus being I feel, an appropriate personality type for the attributes the card signifies.
All members of his crew die but Odysseus survives through his gifts of subterfuge, slight of hand and cunning. Achieving his goals by any means necessary. It is worth considering that the individuals represented by his crew might be aspects of his personality which are stripped away through the course of his adventure.
The card exhibits many of the personality traits corresponding to Scorpio tarot card Death. Therefore this card may be utilized as a significator for querants born under that zodiacal sign.
This Prince expresses a calm outward personality but has a fierce nature. However, the qualities of Tiphareth and the Sun combination will detract from his more brutal aspects. Although expressing qualities of self serving ambition, the influence of Tiphareth and the Sun offers the possibility of redemption. This is paramount for ensuring the negative qualities of the card do not run out of control resulting in irreversible situations.
There are analytical and calculating components to this personality because the personality corresponds to Air of Water, These can be vicious in verbal campaigns against opponents. However, whatever this individual’s motives, they will always execute them with a smile.
He has many of the attributes associated with the Magus but he uses them purely for self advancement and self preservation..